Queens is hosting their own GovBall in October with an amazing line-up

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In case you’re still bummed that the Kanye West show got cancelled a few weeks ago, here’s your chance to see him again, along with Grimes, Savages and more.

The Queens GovBall, officialy knowa as ‘The Meadows,’ takes place October 1 & 2 at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

Pre-sale starts at 11am EST tomorrow and general on-sale starts at 11am EST on Thursday, June 23rd

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New Grimes & Blood Diamonds collaboration: “Go”

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Who we’re seeing at Governor’s Ball (and who you should see too): a conversation

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Two of FREEwilliamsburg’s newest music bloggers hung out last night (and over email today, seeing as drinks began to flow) and talked about who they’re seeing at Governor’s Ball this year. Check it out, check out the acts we’re excited for, get excited too, and we’ll see you on Randall’s Island! Feel free to join in the conversation in comments.


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Carly: Well the last time I saw Run the Jewels they left everyone dead and bleeding on the floor of Music Hall of Williamsburg (and the show was free). That is to say, they were awesome. They’re aggressive, but fun, and I think that’ll be a great way to start the weekend. Plus with Killer Mike on the same day as Outkast? It’s like a nice pregame for “The Whole World.”

After that it’ll be Kurt Vile for me. Quite the transition I know, but who doesn’t want to see that man’s flowing locks blowing in the breeze on a pretty day (daze?).

Megan: I’ve gotta check out Janelle Monae. Talk about a girl who hit the ground running. It’s been a nonstop couple of years for Monae who’s proven to be pretty prolific. She’s dropped three full length albums since 2007. I saw her open for Of Montreal at Terminal 5 back in 2010, and she stole the show. She always brings it with outrageous dance moves, crazy costumes, solid vocals and an enviable sense of style.  Can you believe this chick is only 5 ft tall? [Read more…]

New Grimes Video – Venus In Fleurs

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Hey — this is a video my friend Video Marsh made for this really old Grimes song from my first record. We were supposed to release it ages ago and somehow it didn’t happen probably because it didn’t comply with the press cycle at the time and since I’ve stopped caring about complying with press cycles im sharing this now.

This is the only post-genesis official grimes video that i didn’t work on myself that will ever be released :). it’s a different vibe entirely as you can see. i think it’s very very beautiful and haunting and peaceful and scary

all footage is from the reifel bird sanctuary in British columbia

enjoy 🙂

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The Vampire Weekend/Buscemi Saga Continues: Easter Edition Featuring Grimes

The Top 50 Albums of 2012

50. Teen: Electric
49. Sun Araw: The Inner Treaty
48. Cat Power: Sun
47. Tallest Man on Earth: There’s no Leaving Now
46. Matthew E. White: Big Inner
45. Port St. Willow: Holiday
44. Flying Lotus: Until The Quiet Comes
43 Eternal Summers: Correct Behavior
42. Wild Nothing: Nocturne
41. Actress: R.I.P.
40. Metz: Metz
39. Kendrick Lamar: Good Kid, M.a.a.d City
38. Andy Stott: Luxury Problems
37. Dum Dum Girls: End of Daze
36. Japandroids: Celebration Rock
35. Sufjan Stevens: Silver and Gold
34. Magic Trick: Ruler of the Night
33. Miguel: Kaleidoscope Dream
32. Jessie Ware: Devotion
31. Sonny and the Sunsets: Longtime Companion
30. Beachwood Sparks: The Tarnished Gold
29. The Babies: Our House on the Hill
28. Grizzly Bear: Shields
27. Iris DeMent: Sing the Delta
26. The Sea and Cake: Runner


25. King Tuff: King Tuff


24. Frank Ocean: Channel Orange


23. Jimmy Cliff: Rebirth


22. Lower Dens: Nootropics


21. Lambchop: Mr. M


20. Lotus Plaza: Spooky Action at a Distance


19. Woods: Bend Beyond


18. Allah-Las – Allah-Las


17. Weird Dreams: Choreography


16. The Shins: Port of Morrow


15. Wye Oak: Civilian


14. Spider Bags: Shake My Head


13. Fiona Apple: The Idler Wheel…


12. Lone: Galaxy Garden


11. Action Bronson: Blue Chips


10. Frankie Rose: Interstellar


9. Spiritualized: Sweet Heart Sweet Light


8. Ty Segall: Slaughterhouse/Twins


7. Diiv: Oshin


6. Beach House: Bloom


5. Tame Impala: Lonerism


4. Mac DeMarco: 2


3. Dent May: Do Things


2. Grimes: Visions


1. Chromatics: Kill For Love

Best EPs:
Mac DeMarco: Rock and Roll Night Club

Daniel Rossen: Silent Hour/Golden Mile EP

The Antlers: Undersea

New Grimes Video – “Genesis”

Grimes Makes Her American network TV debut on Fallon